Rex Springston covers environmental issues for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He came to Richmond in 1979 to work for The Richmond News Leader and moved to The Times-Dispatch when the papers merged in 1992. A Norfolk native, Springston earned an English degree in 1974 from Old Dominion University, where he later did graduate work in urban studies. He has also worked for the Tidewater News in Franklin and for the Newport News Daily Press. Springston has covered the environment since 1993 and is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists. You can reach him at (804) 649-6453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forget soccer mom. Meet enviro mom.
Thirty-year mining ban could be lifted
But it says those problems could be lessened with proper controls.
An effort to mine uranium in Virginia would face "steep hurdles," a National Academy of Sciences report said today.
He leads children on snorkeling trips in the James River. He works weekends. He even cleans toilets.
He calls it an "ice snowflake"
For a few moments Friday morning, Christian Hulen and his father got to witness a little miracle.
Moderate flooding could cover some riverside driveways
At forum, legislators say that's one scenario
Study will examine uranium mining’s safety and other technical issues. A mining ban has been in effect for 30 years.
The James River has taken a slight turn for the worse, according to a report from an environmental group.
An old pyramid in Forest Hill Park is visible again, but the story behind the rustic rock pile remains a mystery.
The little mollusks clean streams, but most of the creatures are in trouble. Most people never give mussels a thought. But mussels filter pollution from streams.
Everyone knows that restoring the polluted Chesapeake Bay won't be easy. A new report says it won't be cheap, either.
A report for the state Senate Finance Committee says cleaning the Chesapeake Bay could cost Virginians $13.6 billion to $15.7 billion.
Va. must comply or could face shutdown of fishery
This summer was Richmond's second-hottest on record, the National Weather Service says, with an average temperature of 79.63 degrees — or 2.3 degrees above normal.
This past summer was Richmond's second-warmest on record, the National Weather Service says.
Some people like to get to the polls early. But Sue Abbott got there a year in advance.
Special night raises money for quake-damaged schools
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